Surviving Together: Growing the Future

I loved this little clip about the excellent opportunities that can come from mushroom growing from one side of the world to the another. Great avenue I feel for alleviating poverty as well as helping rid the world of malnutrition and starvation. Fantastic recycling model as well as sustainable business model. So from growing mushrooms for your self to feeding your community, mushrooms as a great option to pursue. Mush more on mushroom cultivation to follow in coming weeks.

“FREELAND community outreach projects are giving ex-poachers a way to escape poverty and crime by establishing their own organic and sustainable mushroom growing businesses.”

If you want to learn more about organic mushroom growing and the Freeland organisation then check out this free 60 page booklet they provide: http://issuu.com/freelandfoundation/docs/freelandorganicmushroomcultivationmanual_english_p

Why Not Try Thinking Outside The Box?

Think Outside The Box

Maybe just because somethings always been done a certain way doesn’t mean that’s how we always have to do it! They say there is more than one way to skin a cat and it’s true there are often multiple solutions to any set problem they just have to be realised and it’s often perception of the problem that is key.

When that problem affects the many then I think the best approach is to let all solutions have a place to grow and then the one thats perceived best by that many will continue on and prevail. We need to give up on the “my way or the highway” thought pattern though, it’s destructive for us all. We should not be afraid of things such as counter cultures for instance, they may just offer a solution to a future problem, maybe say on how our children will best live and commune one day.

Try and think ‘outside the box’ when looking for solutions to our persistent problems and in a more worldly and practical sense don’t only just rely on the people who created the problems to create the solutions. Plow ahead and make a path for the rest, show people the way if they are weary or uneasy, innovate and help those in need to prosper.

I feel real change starts small, like a drop in the ocean but the ripple effects are felt afield as they reverberate, sparking the brains of those who’ll take it that step further acting as the stepping stones accross something big moving onto something better.

We need to learn to grow and grow to learn because change is always upon us always I feel.